Founded in 2013 by former investment banking professionals, Gatecoin is a regulated online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets. They enable individuals and institutions around the world to invest in bitcoin, ether (Ethereum) and other financial assets linked to blockchain technologies.
Based and licensed in Hong Kong as a Money Service Operator, they offer fiat currency transfers in HKD, EUR, USD and CNY through their bank accounts at reputable financial institutions in Europe and Asia.
Their exchange infrastructure is designed, monitored and audited by world-class security experts in order to prevent theft of client assets and information.
Since 2014, they have been incubated by Tsinghua University and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and in 2016 they participated in the SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Baidu and TusPark Global Network, and supported by EY, Fidelity, Microsoft and HKEX.
Gatecoin also benefits from a technological sponsorship and partnership provided by IBM, under the Softlayer Catalyst program. They use Thomson Reuters World Check solution for all their customer due diligence processes.
Gatecoin won the 2014 Best Start-up Prize for Central and East Asia at Talent Unleashed (Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak were part of the jury).
They are active members of the cryptocurrency and blockchain community. Their CEO, Aurélien Menant is one of the founding members of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. They regularly participate in conferences and industry events such as the Global Blockchain Summit 2016 in Beijing, Finnovasia in Hong Kong and the Inside Bitcoin conferences in Paris 2014, Singapore 2015, and Hong Kong 2015.
Gatecoin also manages coincharities.org, a donation platform for charities and non-profit organisations to raise funds in cryptocurrency.